An ENS Visa (Employer Nominated Scheme) subclass 186 visa, is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer.

There are three routes that can be used to obtain your ENS visa, the Direct Entry route and the Temporary Transition Stream.

You must have completed at least 2 years’ employment with your current sponsoring employer if applying for permanent residency through the Temporary Transition Stream.

If you are migrating to Australia on an ENS visa and you are using the Direct Entry route you will need to undergo a thorough skills assessment and have at least 3 years’ post qualification work experience relevant to the role.

The visa has three streams:

  • The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 457 visa holders who have worked for two years, while holding a subclass 457 visa, in the same occupation with their nominating employer (who has lodged a valid nomination with us under the Temporary Residence Transition stream), who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.
  • The Direct Entry stream is for:
    • People who have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream
    • people who have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia
    • temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream; or
  • The Agreement stream is for people nominated by an employer through a labour agreement.

Ready Migration, based on the Gold Coast, will walk you through what exactly is required to apply for the ENS Visa.

Some of the general criteria you are required to meet are;

  • The role you are applying for is on the sponsored skilled occupation list
  • There must be a commitment from both the employer and employee that the role will be available for two years
  • You must be under the age of 50 years’ old unless exempt
  • You must meet a minimum standard of English
  • You must demonstrate you have the required skills and experience
  • meet health and character requirements
  • meet the specific requirements of the stream in which you apply.

When migrating to Australia take the guess work out of selecting the most suitable visa for your circumstances and contact Ready Migration, based on the Gold Coast.

No matter what your circumstances we can assess your eligibility for migration to Australia whether it be for a temporary or permanent stay. If you would like expert and affordable advice tailored to your individual circumstances, simply complete a No obligation Free Visa Assessment. One of our experienced, registered migration agents will be in touch with you to advise you of your options.


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